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Thanksgivukkah

Turkey Soup with Matzah Balls

Recipe by Susan Barocas

Turkey Soup with Matzah Balls

That unsightly leftover carcass from turkey is more than a bunch of bones. With just a little effort, you can turn it into the foundation for a great soup. The rich broth is a tasty vehicle for vegetables, fresh or leftover. Matzah balls and noodles would love to take a turkey soup swim as well.

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The JFE Jelly Doughnut

Recipe by Emily Landsman

The JFE Jelly Doughnut

Who doesn’t like sufganiyot, the jelly-filled doughnuts so popular in Israel for Chanukah? I’m usually not a fan of dairy-based cocktails, but this one seemed to come together so perfectly that I couldn’t say no. Think of it as our version of egg nog, and a great treat for the grown ups at your Chanukah party.

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Sweet Potato and Carrot Latkes

Recipe by Tina Wasserman

Sweet Potato and Carrot Latkes

The flavors in this dish are commonly found in Ethiopian cooking. Teff is the smallest cultivated grain in the world that grows in the mountains of Ethiopia and it also happens to be gluten-free.  This is a high nutrient dish that could easily serve as an entrée with fruit sauce and Greek yogurt or sour

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Challah Chestnut Bread Pudding

Recipe by Todd Gray and Ellen Kassoff Gray

Challah Chestnut Bread Pudding

My son Harrison loves challah, so anything that can be made with challah makes him extremely happy and if he’s happy, so I am…and I’m always buying challah, but what we don’t eat gets stale. Bread pudding is the perfect way to use the leftover bread so it’s not wasted, and challah works well because

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Salt Cod Fritters

Recipe by Todd Gray and Ellen Kassoff Gray

Salt Cod Fritters

As a professional chef, I have certain tools of trade I need to have at home to create the restaurant-quality food guests expect when they come our house. Talk about a busman’s holiday!  My deep fryer one of those tools I can’t do without, whether catering, at the restaurant or at home. I love Chanukah because

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Turkish Butternut Squash Dessert

Recipe by Beyhan Çagri Trock

Turkish Butternut Squash Dessert

I always thought that the beautiful delight my mother served every Thanksgiving was some exotic pumpkin or sweet potato drenched in syrup and topped with chopped nuts. Who knew this glorious deep-orange delicacy, with the tender texture and hint of lemon was actually a weirdly-shaped winter vegetable!?!  Butternut Squash Dessert is served room temperature and

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Gingered Sweet Potato Soup

Recipe by Sara Polon

Gingered Sweet Potato Soup

I love to eat this Gingery Sweet Potato soup around Chanukah because it goes perfectly with latkes, especially the sweet potato varieties. Sometimes I like to dip the latke into the soup for a perfect balance of flavors. The soup is also the perfect appetizer for any Thanksgiving meal.

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Roasted Sweet Potato and Apple Soup

Recipe by Aviva Goldfarb

Roasted Sweet Potato and Apple Soup

This fabulous recipe, created by my friend (and co-author of my first cookbook), Lisa Flaxman (z”l), is a guaranteed winner. In fact, it won second prize in a Parenting magazine recipe contest.  The flavors and ingredients are ideal for fall, and can be a great way to kick off or complement the Thanksgivukkah meal.

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